Princess Leia’s legacy lives on. Carrie Fisher, beloved actress who played Princess Leia in the Star Wars films, will be honored with a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next month. Specifically, Fisher is scheduled to receive her star on what’s become known as Star Wars day, May the Fourth.
A press release from the Hollywood Walk of Fame provides a quick bio of Carrie Fishers film and television career, as found on their website:
Fans will be over the moon to know that their favorite movie princess, Carrie Fisher will be honored with her star on the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame! Carrie will join her “Star Wars” co-stars and fellow Walk of Famers Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford on this historic sidewalk” stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “I am happy to add, that her star is just a few feet away from the star of Mark Hamill and across the street from the star of her legendary mother Debbie Reynolds!” added Martinez.
Actress, writer and daughter of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher made her film debut in “Shampoo” and went on to become a cultural icon playing Princess Leia in the original “Star Wars” trilogy. Since then, she graced the film screen in such hits as “When Harry Met Sally,” “Hannah and Her Sisters” and “The Blues Brothers,” to name a few. Her television credits include “Laverne & Shirley,” “Sex and the City” and “30 Rock,” for which she received an Emmy nomination.
Fisher’s bestselling novel, “Postcards from the Edge,” netted her the Los Angeles Pen Award for Best First Novel. Fisher penned the “Postcards” screenplay for the Oscar-nominated film, starring Shirley MacLaine and Meryl Streep. Three novels and two memoirs have followed: “Delusions of Grandma,” “Surrender the Pink,” “The Best Awful,” “Wishful Drinking” and “Shockaholic.” Fisher performed her one-woman stage version of “Wishful Drinking” on Broadway, which went on to be filmed for HBO and nominated for an Emmy Award.
While Guest Speakers are still to be determined, we know that Billie Lourd will be accepting the star on behalf of her mother Carrie. Carrie Fisher will be receiving star number 2,754th on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, with the ceremony taking place at 6840 Hollywood Boulevard, near the El Capitan Theatre.
Having played many characters throughout her career in film and television, we are thrilled to see Carrie Fisher officially receive her well-deserved star on Star Wars day.
The ceremony is scheduled to take place on Thursday, May 4, at 11:30 AM PT. For those who are not able to attend in person, the event will be streamed live exclusively at walkoffame.com.